Tag: photo

Artists on Film

Posted by April 5, 2017

One of the beautiful things about the invention of the camera is the preservation of fleeting, real moments on film, which have provided us with a richer understanding of the past 100 years: its movements, its people and their achievements. Fine art has played a vital role in shaping history and documentary film has allowed us to put faces to the names behind some of…

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Let’s count down the top 10 facts about these 8th-12th century Scandinavians with images from our archive. 1. The origin of the word “Viking” is still unknown It is believed that “Viking” either originates from the Old Norse noun “vikingr”, meaning “pirate”, or verb “viking”, meaning “to go on a sea raid expedition” See more images of sea raids 2. The horned helmets… it’s a…

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Featured on Bridgeman Gallery, the Bridgeman Studio platform selling original art via CultureLabel.com, Angela Easterling’s unique style of cameraless photography. Angela Easterling works with the earliest forms of photography, the photogram and the cyanotype, to create stylish contemporary images of nature. Influenced by the work of 19th century photographer Fox Talbot and renowned botanical photographer Anna Atkins, Easterling has adopted this unique style of photography to showcase unusual…

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Lost In Motion

Posted by June 1, 2016

We are proud to introduce the utterly mesmerising Richard Balzer Collection, a warped world of animated 19th century phenakistoscopes, thaumatropes and zoetropes, available as gifs and video files exclusively from Bridgeman Footage.   There is no decisive point at which the concept of the moving image first came to light. It is an ancient human obsession – even in the Ice Age, people were entertained…

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Photography is coming of age as an aesthetic discipline. Now in its second year, Photo London filled Somerset House with photographs from every era. Let us take you on a journey through pivotal photographic landmarks from the last two centuries. 1816: Nicéphore Niépce, a French inventor, who created the first internal combustion engine, combines the Camera Obscura with photosensitive paper to create the world’s first…

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We highlight images from the Bridgeman archive that have been licensed for several 2014-15 blockbusters and award-winners, used for set dressing and more 1. Cinderella (March 2015) This was a big, $95 million (£64 million) production for Disney. Kenneth Branagh sets his version in the early 19th century and mostly sticks to the story depicted in the cartoon, that itself draws much from the classic version…

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Bridgeman Footage is the proud home to the exclusive Nicolas Roeg collection – a series of interviews on the art of filmmaking with one of Britain’s most influential directors. The legendary cinematographer will also be celebrating his 90th birthday on the 15th of August, 2018.   In this rare collection of interviews in his home in West London, Roeg discusses everything from his early work on…

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Ash Wednesday kicks off the season for reflection and restraint. Seek inspiration from the archive for your Lent resolutions.  1 – Lose Weight & Get In Shape Take solace in the fact that losing weight and getting in shape are universal obsessions…even the ancient Romans were preoccupied with their figures. If you go on a diet, make sure you eat enough so that you don’t –  in a fit of…

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